Supergirl Casting Surprise: Watch Actress Find Out She’s It
One of my favorite audition stories isn’t actually a story at all. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, we can see little Henry Thomas give his all in a tryout for the iconic role of Elliott in E.T. the Extraterrestrial. The only thing better than seeing how good he was already? Hearing Steven Spielberg tell him he’s got the job. This week’s Supergirl casting announcement reminded me of that.
Supergirl Casting Reveal on Live Video
Now you might be wondering, wait–isn’t there already a Supergirl? Well, yes–Melissa Benoist–but she’s on The CW show of the same name. (Incidentally, The CW has canceled that show.) In the grand tradition of comic books reinventing their characters ever so often, they cast a new gal for the DC movies. This Supergirl is going to make her entrance in the upcoming film, The Flash.
As it’s an important role, they wanted to make sure that they got it right. As Deadline reports, director Andy Muschietti (It) said, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”
That actress, by the way, is Sasha Calle. Watch her find out she’s going to fly.
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Who is the New Supergirl, Sasha Calle?
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, actress and singer Sasha Calle doesn’t have the most extensive resume…yet. While she’s appeared on the TV miniseries Socially Awkward, and in several shorts, her biggest role to date has been on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She’s been on the show since 2018, playing the character Lola Rosales. She’s also been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work there.
Filming for The Flash will begin in April. They hope to have the movie ready for release on November 4, 2022.
Will you be watching? Tell us here in these comments or on our social media. Oh, and here’s Henry Thomas’s audition for E.T./me every time we have to drop our dog off at the groomer’s.
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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.